Scripture Passage: Jude 1:24-25
In this seemingly hopeless world, many of us are facing difficulties and trials, desperately in need of some hope.
Most of the Book of Jude paints a dark picture of what’s to come, yet it ends with a message of blessed assurance. No matter how grim the apostasy becomes, the children of God are going to make it through.
Jude 24-25 provides three reasons for our blessed assurance.
“Now to Him who is able…” (Jude 24).
God is King of the Universe. He is able to do anything, and do it right. He is able to save us, to secure us and satisfy our souls. We will make it through the trials because He is able—our responsibility is our response to His ability.
“...to keep you from stumbling…”
Adrian Rogers says, “People who are truly born again can never, ever again be lost souls: not because they hold onto God, but because God holds onto them.”
God is able to keep us from falling because of His fathomless love. In His infinite power, Jesus Christ preserves us. The same God who runs the Universe knows when we’re hurting. We are also secure because of His eternal purpose. There is an eternal chain of redemption that cannot be broken. Those whom God has called are justified to bring glory to God.
Adrian Rogers says, “What has been decreed by Heaven cannot be annulled by Hell.”
“...and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior...” (Jude 24-25).
Through our salvation, God is working to make His children holy, sanctifying us. He is making us more like Jesus Christ with every passing day. And one day, very soon, He will present us before Himself, faultless. As a Bride walks to her Bridegroom, so will we enter His presence, without blemish.
As we endure trials and difficulties of many kinds, we can have the blessed assurance Jude describes in verses 24-25. Remember that God is able, that we are secure in our salvation, and that we are being made like Him. Keep the faith—press on until the very end.